Home Blog

Troy Baker’s Reaction on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Narrative: “Holy S**t”

0
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Troy Baker, the voice of Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has said that Hideo Kojima’s upcoming open-world title is one of the “most ambitious games that I’ve ever seen.”

During an interview on IGN’s Up At Noon, Baker talked about the scale of The Phantom Pain’s open-world setting, recording dialogue for Ocelot and uncovering details on the title’s story.

“I will honestly say that as far as scope and everything else, [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain] beats it hands down,” Troy Baker told Up At Noon host Greg Miller. 

In terms of The Phantom Pain’s narrative, Baker revealed that “Kojima plays everything tight to the [chest]”—effectively meaning he’s hush-hush on the entire thing—but he did say there were “holy s**t” moments when he realised what portion of the narrative they were focusing on through the dialogue.

“We’re very compartmentalise,” he said. “Like, you know, Robin Atkin Downes, who plays [Kazuhira] Miller, will come in and do… it’s basically shut up Miller and Ocelot talks a lot.

“We both just talk incessantly through this game. You’re gonna get really tired of hearing us.”

Last week, Troy Baker made an appearance on Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty’s Kinda Funny Games’ Twitch stream and said that The Phantom Pain “may be the biggest game I’ve ever seen.”

The Phantom Pain, which is the follow-up to 2014’s Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, will have new details announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31st.

Meanwhile, Hideo Kojima has recently been doing voice-over work on the iDroid, a core piece of equipment used by Big Boss in The Phantom Pain.

Running on Kojima Productions’ Fox Engine, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is rumoured to launch in Q2 of 2015 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Grand Theft Auto V Maintains No. 1 Spot for the Second Consecutive Week in the UK Sales Chart

0
Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V, Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and EA Sports’ FIFA 15 have remained in the top three positions in the UK sales chart for a second consecutive week.

Advanced Warfare, however, has dropped from second to third place, with FIFA 15 leapfrogging the first-person shooter title into the No. 2 spot.

Grand Theft Auto V, which became the all-time best-selling game in the UK last year, recently had the release date for the PC version delayed by developer Rockstar Games—expect sales figures to increase again when the title launches in the coming months.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition has moved from eighth position to fifth, while Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has re-entered the top 10.

Meanwhile, publisher Ubisoft still has three of its big-name blockbuster titles from 2014—Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew—in the top 10 of the UK sales chart.

Listed below are the top 10 best-selling titles from the UK sales chart:

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • FIFA 15
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Far Cry 4
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
  • The Crew
  • Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Destiny
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Controllers & Keyboards Episode #9 – Nintendo Hype & Controversial Games

0

What’s up everyone! After a week-long absence (we sincerely apologize), the Controllers & Keyboards podcast is back with its ninth episode. This week, Jalane, Max and Morgan discuss the recent announcements made during the Nintendo Direct of January 13, 2015, with conversations about the upcoming Fire Emblem 3DS title, the backlash surrounding the New Nintendo 3DS XL and our recurring amiibo discussion with the Mario Party 10 and Wave 4 being revealed. 

We also discuss some of the recent news that have popped up throughout the week, mostly on why so many games are being banned in certain regions with the fiasco surrounding Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami 2 and the controversial Hatred receiving an Adult Only rating from the ESRB. It was a very divisive topic for all three of the hosts. You can listen to the episode right here.

Additionally, we did not mention it throughout the podcast (because we always like to get straight to the topic), but we are officially on iTunes! So make sure to subscribe to our podcast page to receive the episodes directly on your device of choice, and, while you’re there, give us a review or two — that would help us out a lot.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Podbean, like us on Facebook, and follow us individually to keep up to date with all the shenanigans we are up to:

Harlee Grey: @Harlee_Grey

Jay Borenstein: @nerdyspeaker 

Jalane Farrington: @Jalane001

Maxime Chiasson: @Max_Chiasson

Morgan Hench: @TheRetroGoat

Thanks for listening and we will see you next week with (hopefully) more than three hosts!

Man Found Dead After Three Day Gaming Session

1

CNN has reported on a man found dead after three day gaming session in Taiwan. 

The man, surnamed Hsieh, was found in a internet cafe in Taiwan’s second largest city, Kioahsiung, on January 6th. An employee found the deceased sprawled in front of a computer, who was then rushed to hospital before being pronounced dead from a cardiac arrest. 

It has also became clear that the 32 year old man was undiscovered for a long period of time, despite suffering from a fatal attack brought on by over-exhaustion. 

Jennifer Wu, a police spokesperson from the Hunei district spoke to CNN about the incident, stating that “He has been unemployed for a long time, and internet cafes were the only place he could go to.” 

Acording to a staff member, the man was a “regular customer” who often played for consecutive days.

“When tired, he would sleep face down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair. That is why we were not aware of his condition in the beginning,” the staff member was quoted as saying. 

Police said gamers in the café continued as if nothing happened even when the police and paramedics arrived.

This incident comes after the death of a 36 year old Taiwanese man who was found dead on January 1, after gaming for 5 days straight. 

Sid Meier’s Starships announced

0

Sid Meier’s Starships has been announced for PC, Mac and iPad and will continue the store of Civilization: Beyond Earth.

2K and Firaxis Games announced a new Sid Meier-game today, titled Sid Meier’s Starships. The game will be an adventurous turn-based strategy title in the same universe as Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth and is said to continue to expand upon what happens when mankind leaves planet Earth.

“During the development of Starships, I became intrigued by the idea of exploring the following chapter in the story behind Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we have colonized our new home planet and eventually start building spaceships to get us to the stars? What became of the long lost brothers and sisters of planet Earth?” said Sid Meier, the director of creative development over at Firaxis Games. “My goal was to create an experience that focusses on designing spaceships and battles in a universe filled with adventure, diplomacy and exploration.”

Sid Meier’s Starships will be released somewhere this spring as a digital download for PC, Mac and the iPad. The announcement trailer can be watched here.

Do you look forward to seeing CivilizationBeyond Earth‘s storyline being expanded upon? Let us know in the comments!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Singer Origa Dies at the Age of 44

1
Origa

Russian singer Origa has died at the age of 44 after a prolonged battle with lung cancer.

Russian voice actor Jenya confirmed the news on Twitter that Origa had passed away on January 17th, 2015.

Origa, real name Ol’ga Vital’evna Yakovleva, was a well-known musician for the work she had done in gaming and anime. Some of her notable music featured in Final Fantasy XIII-2, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Aion: Steel Cavalry.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, most notably, was one of the reasons why Origa gained wider recognition outside of Japan, as she was involved in the two soundtracks for the anime: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 2.

The 44-year-old Russian was also known for her contribution to the ending theme of the Japanese show Fantastic Children, “Mizu no Madoromi.” 

Additionally, Origa performed at several live concerts over the past few years, with the singer’s most recent appearance being at Anime Revolution in 2014.

Resident Evil 3 Unlikely to Receive a Remake, Says Former Writer for Series

1

In a recent interview, Yasuhisa Kawamura, the scenario writer for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, has stated that he feels it is unlikely that an RE3 remake will be developed.

Kawamura had the following to say on his thoughts on a potential Resident Evil 3 remake:

“I could never turn down such an offer. I am very fond of [Resident Evil].

“To be honest, I would love to remake [Resident Evil] 3 with today’s technology and skills. However Capcom would never try that, and I am not that much of a valuable member to Capcom. The [Resident Evil] series is created by Capcom’s most elite members. It’s hard to imagine myself fitting in with such a prestigious team. Even if I were to successfully work on a [Resident Evil] 3 remake, there’s already Operation Racoon City and The Umbrella Chronicles. I doubt I have any chance.”

Released back in 1999, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is the third main entry in the series that chronologically takes place 24 hours before and after the events of Resident Evil 2.

Players took on the role of Jill Valentine, from the original Resident Evil, who is trying to make an escape from the zombie infested Raccoon City. While trying to escape she is chased by, the title character monster, Nemesis, who is hunting down surviving S.T.A.R.S. members.

While it seems that a remake of Resident Evil 3 is not on the horizon, fans of the survival horror series can look forward to the HD remaster of the GameCube remake of Resident Evil, which releases tomorrow on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

For more information on the Resident Evil series and other gaming-related news, stay tuned to Gamer Headlines.

Nintendo Reveals File Size for eShop Download of Majora’s Mask 3D

0

The file size for the eShop download of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has been revealed by Nintendo.

The size of Majora’s Mask 3D is only 661 MB, which is surprisingly small given the size of other Nintendo 3DS titles. For a basis of comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which was the last Nintendo 64 era Zelda game given an enhanced release, had a file size of 512 MB.

Releasing next month, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is an enhanced version of the Nintendo 64 original game. Nintendo first confirmed the title’s development in late 2014, and has since shared some of the title’s features including: enhanced graphics, a new camera control system, and more.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will be released exclusively to Nintendo 3DS on February 13th. The title will be available on both the eShop and at retail physically.

For more information on The Legend of Zelda series and other gaming-related news, stay tuned to Gamer Headlines.

 

Retailer GAME Confirms Lock-In Events for Bloodborne and The Order: 1886

0
Bloodborne

Retailer GAME and Sony have announced that two upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive IPs, Bloodborne and The Order: 1886, will be available for a hands-on preview at lock-in events across the United Kingdom.

Running from January 29th to February 13th, the lock-in sessions will be held at 30 different GAME stores in the UK, ranging from Swansea to Manchester to Glasgow.

In order to participate in one of the lock-ins, head down to a GAME store hosting the event from January 17th onwards to pick up a free ticket. Oh, and one more important thing: entering a lock-in requires you to be 18 or over.

Bloodborne is the latest title from Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of the highly regarded Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, and Sony unveiled last month the Bloodborne Collector’s Edition and Nightmare Edition.

The Order: 1886, which had its trophy list recently released, is developed by Ready at Dawn and takes place in the Victorian era during an alternative timeline.

Bloodborne will launch on March 24th in North America, March 26th in Japan and March 27th in the UK, while The Order: 1886 is scheduled for release on February 20th. 

Times and dates for the 30 GAME stores holding lock-in events can be found on the retailer’s official website.

Nosgoth servers are now offline till the Open Beta starts on January 21st

0
Nosgoth servers

The Nosgoth servers have been switched off to prepare for the Open Beta which kicks off this Wednesday

As the game gets ready for its Open Beta, the Nosgoth servers have been turned offline. This marks the end of the games time in Closed Beta and also gives the team time to do maintanence on the servers ahead of the Open Beta which kicks off on January 21st.

From 8am PST/ 4pm GMT Nosgoth will open the floud gates to anyone interested in trying the game, and entering the game will be as easy as downloading the game for free on Steam. Besides downloading the game players will need a Square Enix Members account, an internet connect and a PC strong enough to run at least the games minumum requirements:

2602069-5403157-nosgoth-war-is-upon-us-trailer
Will you join the humans or leave humanity behind with the vampires in the Nosgoth Open Beta?

OS: Windows Vista SP2

Processor: 2.0 GHz

RAM: 2GB

Video Card: Nvidia 8800 or ATI 2900

HDD Space: 3 GB

Meanwhile Nosgoths Recommended system requirements are:

OS: Windows 7 or higher

Processor: 2.0 + GHz multi-core

RAM: 8 GB

Video Card: Nvidia 260 series or ATI 5850

HDD Space: 4 GB.

Nosgoth is a team based Player vs Player online game that takes place in the Legend of Kain universe. The game is built to be a free-to-play game and sees players  either embrace the darkness as vampires or take the fight to vampires as the humans in all out fights to the death. 

Till the Open Beta starts on January 21st Nosgoth servers have been turned offline for maintenance. 

Original Source: Nosgoth blog